The very essence of what it means to be saved can be summarized by saying, “God, through the sacrifice of Jesus, graciously and permanently removed the hostility between us and Him.” What an immeasurable gift it is to have all of our sins forgiven and to be welcomed into the life of God. Is it any wonder then that God expects us to live in that same way with all others? We are to refuse the presence of hostility in our hearts toward others. As our culture is promoting division, outrage, lovelessness and hostility, the followers of Christ are to live intentionally in such a way that we are killing hostility anywhere we are able. This message from Ephesians shows us why we must kill hostility in our hearts and how God empowers us to accomplish this. Our commitment to biblical, Gospel-centered kindness to others will magnify Jesus to a lost and hostile culture that expects the Christian to be no different than others. But for this to happen, we must learn to kill the hostility.
Killing The Hostility
November 3, 2020 • Jeff Lyle
Restore Us, O God!
June 15, 2021 • Jeff Lyle
"Frequently, God will move in a generation of His people to bring them to a deep level of truth and repentance. Before God releases a fresh move of the Spirit, He first moves within His own people to acknowledge their deep need for His presence and power. What does it look like when God has determined to restore His people to Himself? He stirs internal hunger. He exposes an unhealthy tolerance for sin. He reveals the apathy of our hearts toward His Kingdom. Then…He places His love, grace and mercy on full display until we can no longer resist His call for us to return home to Him. This message walks us through a time of generational restoration to God. We are in need of such a move in this present hour."
Remaining Committed To Love
June 8, 2021 • Jeff Lyle
“The Bible teaches the unconditional love of God for people. That is not to say that people are unconditionally accepted by God, but His love is simply offered because it is who He is in His nature. Not as easily received is the truth that God’s children are to love others in this same way. Jesus taught that we are to intentionally love those around us without conditions. He even tells us to press in to loving our very enemies. Of all that Jesus taught, this may be the hardest for us to embrace. We are to love all others just as we ourselves are loved by God. This message unpacks this teaching from the King and exposes how often we fall short of His command to love. How will we ever arrive to this level? By trusting in the One who will pour His love through us."
The Desire & Destiny Of Satan
June 1, 2021 • Jeff Lyle
Many people understand and believe in a literal devil. the Bible teaches that he exists. Jesus was fully aware of the reality of Satan and He battled Satan in the wilderness. But where did the devil come from? How did he become what he is today? This message unpacks one of the rare Old Testament passages that serves to reveal to us how Lucifer, a once-glorious angel in Heaven, became Satan, the evil dragon whom God cast out of Heaven and destined for destruction. If you know your enemy, you are better equipped to defeat him. Here is the story that the devil hates to be told.